ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby Rich_L » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:15 pm

CrohnieToo is correct. If it is purely a profit decision made by the DME, then of course they will give you a lower cost machine since they get the same $$$ from the insurance company. I was ignorant of all this 2 moths ago when I started treatment. But i was lucky and got the S9 Elite which is data capable. I do not know if my insurance requires a data capable machine, or it was the doctor wrote the prescription that way. I am sure that is was not my DME's decision!

(I think the price diff between the S9 elite and S9 escape is about $60. It looks like they use the same tubing, masks an humidifier etc.)

Perrybucsdad wrote:So if you get the S9 Elite, does it automatically come with the software? I thought this was something that they didn't provide the patient for some reason.


It is my somewhat cynical opinion that many healthcare providers prefer to keep patients in the dark. That is not to say that the would intentionally do harm. However, If you are armed with detailed data and ask questions of your provider (sleep doc or DME) then it takes up their time. If they can see 8 patients an hour instead of 10 patients, you have cut into their profit.
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So, I can understand why some of them may not want you to have the software. I don't agree, but I understand. What I do not understand is why any doctor or insurance company would allow the DME the choice of limiting the level of data capability. Shouldn't doctors insist on data capability so they can see how effective the treatment is?

This raises a couple of questions-
My primary doc sent me to a sleep/respiratory specialist, who ordered the sleep study etc.
1. Can any doc order a sleep study, and prescribe an XPAP?
2A. If a 'regular' MD prescribes the Xpap, who controls the treatment, the DME or the MD?
2B. In other words, who evaluates the data from the machine, and who makes the decisions to change pressures etc?
2C. Is the DME the expert that tells the 'regular' MD what to do?

- Rich
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby CrohnieToo » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:40 pm

=D> Excellent questions!!!!

Any doctor can order a sleep study. Tho some sleep labs and/or insurances may require a referral to and consult w/a sleep specialist doctor before qualifying you for a sleep study.

Any doctor can write an order for CPAP therapy equipment. Many times a patient is referred by their GP to a sleep center for a sleep study, a sleep specialist evaluates the sleep study, dictates his/her recommendations which are sent to the referring doctor who scripts the needed equipment.

Ultimately the doctor "controls" the pressure settings, some CPAPs have 'comfort feature" settings that the DME provider can adjust. DME providers can NOT change the pressure settings w/o an order from a doctor.

:lol: :roll: #-o Far too many sleep doctors never bother to even look at the CPAP data!! Most local DME providers are not interested in any data but the compliance data - did you use your PAP enough to ensure that your insurance will pay them for your equipment. There ARE exceptions - but not enough of them, amongst doctors and DME providers.

:-" DME providers can't and won't tell the doctors what to do. BUT - often the DME provider better understands the capabilities and comfort features of the various CPAPs and will make "suggestions" to the sleep doctor who will usually go along w/the suggestions.

There is what "should be" and what actually transpires. Sleep is a sub-specialty. Sleep specialists are SUPPOSED to score the sleep study themselves, after a registered sleep tech has done a preliminary scoring. What far too often happens is that the doctor skims over the scored results and just initials them as having read them. He/she then dictates the results which are sent to a transcriptionist, sent back to the sleep specialist for review and signature and then provided to whomever required.
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby miket2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:18 am

Hi All,

Could someone please PM me the download link to the latest Resmed Rescan software for my Resmed S9 Elite Auto?

I see that many folks have already asked this question already, so I apologize in advance for asking again. :oops:

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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby CrohnieToo » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:25 pm

No harm in asking, Mike, not ever.

However, check your model of Resmed again. There is no Elite Auto. There is the Escape, the Escape Auto and the Elite and the AutoSet. The Escape Auto offers very little data. I'm not sure it offers enough data to even warrant downloading the software. Start a new thread and ask just exactly what data the Escape Auto is capable of providing.
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby chino3d » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:41 pm

Can someone also please PM me a link to the SW for my ResMed S9?

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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby lacelles » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:58 pm

Can Someone also please PM me a link to the software for my ResMed S9?
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby Corkster52 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:08 pm

I would like the link too please. Thanks
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby cad » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:11 pm

Please PM me a download link to the latest software for my ResMed S9 AutoSet, if possible? I would love to be able to have some control of my health.

Thanks everyone for your posts, I would be in the dark without them.
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby Wayne22 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:01 am

I would appreciate receiving the download link too, Resmed S9.
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby deragoku » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:26 am

Elite and automatically set two ResMed CPAPs have sufficient data capacity. Any ResMed W / model name escape incomplete data.
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Re: ResMed S9 Elite and ResScan software

Postby Wayne22 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:46 pm

My ResMed S9 labels give no clue what the model is, just says S9. Mine was home delivered by a technician (Texas Home Medical) that went over it and demonstrated, and he had preset the pressure to prescription. It came with a canvas carrying bag, but I saw no printed box showing a model. At that time, I knew nothing to ask.

I still have no clue how to download the ResMed software, but there is a free alternate.
This forum will not allow me to post any link, but just search Google for Sleepyhead CPAP Software.
First link. On that download page, see the Sleepyhead Web Site link too.

This shows me a) my model is Escape, and b) any ongoing event data, while the software tries to show it, is zero. Escape only records hours, and direct pressure setting.

Being sold the lesser model is very unsatisfying. I assume history of ongoing events would be helpful, useful in the treatment as the years go on.
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